Ali Herring

@HerringAli

Assistant Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom +1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & scifi in equal doses. Query me: bit.ly/2EOFVFa

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jun 5

#MSWL “I don’t think people understand how much kids like horror right now.” Quote from my 13yo son. So send me #YA horror pls. #MG horror is going strong now (head nods at @saskwriter). YA needs to make a big shelf—these kids are growing up. I *think* it could be the next trend.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jun 3

Any southern fantasy writers out there? Meaning authors who write narratives deeply rooted in southern tradition, folklore, etc. I'm looking for you.... #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 29

Ali Herring @HerringAli

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.

For this particular #mswl, I’m not looking for intergalactic empires, rogues, mercenaries, smugglers etc. I really want to feel the vastness of space, that feeling of being alone. I want the story and the setting to mimic that feeling of isolation as well as Passengers did!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 29

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 18

#MSWL someone write me a paranormal legal thriller, with a series in mind, with a hotshot young attorney who gets help from the ghost of former detective who can’t let his work go even in death (or something along those lines).

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 11

Ali Herring @HerringAli

@JonathanPeeples ??

To take it a step further, I’m thinking like a goddess daughter born in modern times. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 3

I would very much like a middle grade novel about the (unknown) daughter of Hades and Persephone. #MSWL (something humorous like Percy Jackson please, but obvi not set in that same world).

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Apr 25

I’m seeing lots of calls for contemporary fantasy, so send this my way, please! #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Apr 23

I've noticed a trend in some of my personal reading, Tau Zero, Spin, Seveneves. They all have something in common. The stories take place over millions of years. Some humans live for eons. Some as a people evolve over time. I'm totally up to represent something like this. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Apr 22

Okay, things are about to get weird, but can someone please send me a super masculine viking who gets portaled to the future, but a future in the midst of an apocalypse, and of course there's love and adventure and he's uniquely qualified to save the day #ReverseOutlander #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Apr 11

#MSWL LATINX VAMPIRES! (would be great if the author used latinx cultural connection to death as an element of the story). #POC.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 15

#MSWL Inspy/Christian thriller like Cara Putnam’s HIDDEN JUSTICE series except with a religious yet ultra strong, savvy & compassionate lead female detective. This MSWL inspired by Dateline Secrets Uncovered Good & Evil episode’s real-life Detectice Trapp. She’s the lead I want.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 6

Yo, someone send me some tropey category romance with a series in mind. I want cowboys and cowgirls and ranches and small towns. I’ll also take some medical drama. Please and thank you #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 5

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque

Also, surely there is a fantasy novel featuring Grand Central as a wild nexus of portals to magical worlds? If not, I would love for an author of color to write that & send it to me. #MSWL

#MSWL. I would love this so much, especially from an author who has spent time in Grand Central and understands its nuances. Ever lost a key on the train? The lost and found has so many keys! Maybe he’s the key master to each gateway!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jan 16

#MSWL I know a certain someone, say this very nice editor person, who would love to get their hands on a Christian GONE GIRL. Can it be done? Did you do it? This MS must be a lion, not a kitten. Query me via the Query Manager link in bio. Referral line: #MSWL Inspy Gone Girl

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jan 7

#MSWL I want a MS that includes a romance, framed around an antihero like Damon from the Vampire Diaries (doesn’t have to be straight romance & I’m not necessarily looking for a vampire). Wounded, bad to the bone (but good too, redeemable), infuriatingly compelling. Give me.